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Patient Safety Culture: Foundation for QAPI

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May 17, 2016  |  Download Slides  |  Playback Recording (60 min) 

QAPI is coming. How should your agency prepare for it? While there are resources available that will give step by step guidance, the one area that serves as a foundation for a successful Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program is an organizational culture that puts patient safety first. QAPI is about changing the culture of how care is provided and engaging all members of an organization. An organization with a strong patient safety culture not only has a foundation for their QAPI program but also the cornerstone for future performance initiatives.

During this free webinar from the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, you’ll learn how to assess your organization’s culture and about different frameworks that can be implemented to improve your organization’s culture.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand the basic foundation of patient safety and recommendations for moving forward.
  • Identify two (2) dimensions within an organization that SOPS (Survey on Patient Safety) can measure.
  • Recognize how safety culture aligns with QAPI Program Standards.
  • Identify two (2) approaches to safety culture.

Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN
Guest Speaker:

Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN
Project Manager 
| Center for Patient Safety
Ms. Hilmas has spent more than 20 years in the nursing profession both within hospital walls and outside in the home care arena. Her current work includes collaborating on quality improvement projects that include incorporating a strong patient safety culture. She also reviews patient safety events reported to the Center to analyze for trends and causal factors to assist organizations with changing their culture and improving patient safety.